(JustPatriots.com)- Los Angeles County public health officials made the decision this week to ban outdoor dining in the state, without providing any evidence that dining outdoors contributes to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus in any meaningful way. On Tuesday, the people of LA county were told that they would be unable to dine outdoors at restaurants from 10 p.m on Wednesday…the day before Thanksgiving.
In a statement published on Twitter, the Public Health Department said that “surging COVID-19” was the reason for implementing the ban.
Public Health to Modify Health Officer Order to Restrict Dining at Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries and Bars Amid Surge in Cases. 5-Day Average of New Cases is 4,097. View https://t.co/SBU9B0eAy1 for more. pic.twitter.com/JqGl6h1kwn
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) November 22, 2020
The decision was also described as an effort to “avoid overwhelming our hospitals and healthcare staff.”
“To reduce the possibility for crowding and the potential for exposures in settings where people are not wearing their face coverings, restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will only be able to offer take-out, drive-thru, and delivery services,” the statement revealed.
“Public Health reminds everyone to stay home as much as possible for the next two to three weeks to change the trajectory of surging cases and save lives,” it continues.
No evidence was provided that outdoor dining had any negative, or substantially negative, impact on the spread of COVID-19 – and the media pundits noticed. Bill Meleguin from FOX LA published a threat summarizing the new rules and expressing his shock that no data was provided to back up their claims.
“These public health officials make hundreds of thousands of dollars per year,” he said. “They are paying two PR firms millions of dollars to guide their messaging. It is unfathomable that once again, knowing they would be asked [a]bout this, Dr. Ferrer deferred, and had no data to back her up.”
These public health officials make hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. They are paying two PR firms millions of dollars to guide their messaging. It is unfathomable that once again, knowing they would be asked bout this, Dr. Ferrer deferred, and had no data to back her up.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 24, 2020
Is it a coincidence that they shut down the ability for restaurants and bars to serve people outside right before Thanksgiving?